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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

West Ham are set to take Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane on a six-month loan deal in a bid to beat the drop.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

But Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down the opportunity to move to relegation threatened West Ham in a similar deal.
Full story: talksport

Out-of-favour forward Adebayor could now become a January target for Liverpool.
Full story: caughtoffside

West Ham's current star striker, Frederic Piquionne, has rejected reports that he will leave the Hammers for Aston Villa when the January transfer window opens.
Full story: Goal.com

The Hammers meanwhile are on the verge of signing Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool flop Christian Poulsen is also a target for West Ham who believe they can sign the defensive midfielder for £3m in January.
Full story: goal.com

Avram Grant's side are also trying to sign Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a five-month loan deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has told Tottenham to forget about signing star striker Andy Carroll in January.
Full story: the Sun

And Pardew insists it is time for Newcastle to prove they are a big club and hang on to Carroll - who already has 10 goals this season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Carroll has become an unlikely target for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Full story: imscouting

Manchester United are also considering making a £20m move for the Magpies forward.
Full story: caughtoffside

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has made Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric his number one target for next season.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been alerted to central defender Pepe's contract dispute with Real Madrid.
Full story: talksport

Aston Villa are poised to make a £1m offer for Lokomotiv Moscow star Alan Gatagov.
Full story: talksport

Manchester City are scouting Espanyol duo Pablo Osvaldo and Victor Ruiz.
Full story: Daily Mirror

City will now step up their efforts to sign Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko next month, even after the news that Carlos Tevez is set to stay. Full story: Manchester Evening News

Liverpool want to tie Jay Spearing to a new long-term contract as new recruitment supremo Damien Comolli steps up his youth policy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham are bracing themselves for a battle with Liverpool to keep hold of highly rated centre-back Scott Dann.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton will battle it out with Liverpool for the £4m signing of Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool will fund a move for Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips by selling right-back Glen Johnson.
Full story: Metro

Or, the Reds will use Johnson as part of a deal to sign Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez.
Full story: caughtoffside

Tottenham are leading the chase to sign Saint Etienne midfielder Dimitri Payet for £7m.
Full story: talksport

Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta is to reject interest from AC Milan and instead perform a U-turn and sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland on loan - and in time for him to make his debut against Rangers in the Old Firm derby on 2 January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona are considering a £10m move for Arsenal midfielder Denilson after conceding Cesc Fabregas' price tag could once again spiral beyond their means.
Full story: Daily Mail

Brazilian midfielder Denilson has refused to rule out leaving Arsenal after also becoming a transfer target for Wolfsburg.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal could offer Denilson to Ajax in an attempt to sign striker Luis Suarez and defensive midfielder Jan Vertonghen.
Full story: caughtoffside

Or, midfielder Denilson has used his Twitter account to deny speculation he will leave Arsenal in January.
Full story: Metro

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson concedes his bid to sign David Beckham on loan is doomed to fail.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren is also considering a loan move for Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Beckham.
Full story: imscouting

Everton manager David Moyes is close to agreeing terms with LA Galaxy to take forward Landon Donovan on loan in January, despite the continuing interest of Fulham.
Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Birmingham owner Carson Yeung has been forced to clarify ­the club's spending plans after manager Alex McLeish bemoaned a lack of cash.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United's now longest-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he has shelved all thoughts of retirement.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rafael Benitez has returned to Liverpool for Christmas insisting he has not been sacked by Inter Milan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool's academy manager Josep Segura is pleased with the quality of young players in his charge at the club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the Gunners will not be shopping for big-name players in next month's transfer window, despite the club's £56m profit this year.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham captain Ledley King has escaped punishment from manager Harry Redknapp after stumbling out of a London nightspot at last week's club Christmas party.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea skipper John Terry has hit out at reports of dressing room unrest at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is warning of "managerial carnage" unless something is done about the number of new owners coming into the Premier League.
Full story: talksport

Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd fell victim to the big freeze when he was forced to abandon his car on the M4 after a Christmas shopping trip to London and walk the last nine miles home.
Full story: Small World News Service



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see also
Monday's gossip column
20 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
20 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
18 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
19 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - December 2010
14 Dec 10 |  Football


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